{multicol} is about the multicol package and its multicols environment which allows to typeset text in multiple columns (up to 10) and to balance the end of each column at the end of the environment. For questions about multi-column areas inside a table, use {tables} plus {multicolumn} instead.

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`multicol`: Forcing column breaks depending on remaining column space

I'm sure I'm not the first one to run into this problem, but I couldn't find any other question that quite answered this in a way that worked for me. I would like to insert a section heading in the ...
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Using lstinline in caption of lstlistings with multicol?

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} \def\extra{extra} \begin{lstlisting}[ multicols=2, caption={ [short] aaaa \extra, ...
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lots of overfull boxes in a custom subsection navigation with multicols

I hope this is not too localized... I need a vertical subsection navigation where the subsection names only consists in numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) printed in a three columns layout. I managed to obtain ...
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How to limit hyphenation in a multicol environment?

I have a LaTeX document (compiling with pdflatex), with the multicols and microtype package enabled. The document is using two cols using the \begin{multicols}{2} ...\end{multicols} environment. ...
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multicol seems to sum up problems to later move lines to the next page [closed]

We digitize and reproduce old German bible texts as free software. From XML, we are automatically generating LaTeX output to then generate PDF. One of our current implementations is using the multicol ...
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Better two-column balancing? [duplicate]

I am looking for a better way to balance columns at the end of each chapter of a two-column layout. I have found several relevant approaches: use \documentclass[onecolumn]{memoir} and ...
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Using multiple autogenerated longtables inside multicols environment

I have several longtables which are auto generated. Since they are not actually long or wide ones, it would be rather space saving for me if I could pack them in a multi column environment. So, I ...
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Supertabular leaves header in next column

I'm using supertabular in multicols enviroment based on this thread's accepted answer multicolumn long table or enumeration. But there is sometimes header and empty table body left in new column/page ...
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Span column in a multicols environment

I am using the multicol package to make a 2 columns based document but I want in a place to have just fusion these two columns, and then go back to the 2 columns but I can't figure out how to achieve ...
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\columnbreak doesn't work

With the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} \begin{multicols}{2} \noindent Vediamo un po' di testo a due colonne. Proviamo a cambiar colonna: ...
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How to get text flow to start one column at a time for multiple columns?

I'm making a document that has 3 columns, but I've noticed that the text spreads over all three columns as I'm typing the document. If anyone is familiar with how multicolumn works in Microsoft Word ...
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Sizing a pgfplot so it fits in a multicol column

I'm very new to TeX but I'm trying to put together a document that has a multicol layout with a chart inline in the column. The chart always seems to overflow the width of the column and I can't ...
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How does multicol split?

At first I thought that it would split on the half of the number of lines. Then I wrote some code where the number of lines of the first part were more than the one of the second part and it was split ...
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How to make verbatim text in multicols environment not overflow to other columns?

I prefer to use \begin{multicols}{2} over \documentclass[12pt,twocolumn]{article} so I can control when to have 2 columns and when not. The problem comes when using ...
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Paragraph indent after multicols environment

I'm using the multicol package and have found that the paragraph immediately following the multicols environment is indented. This happens even when there is no blank line between the end of the ...
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Why different column width in table

I am getting different column width in table and i am not able to correct this. The row with multiple columns in last (with text member) has uneven width. Please help. Here is a sample code. ...
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!Misplaced \omit.\multispan ->\omit@\multispan

I am trying to show 4 .jpg files in 2x2 format using the following: \begin{figure}[htb] \centering \begin{tabular}{@{}cccc@{}} \includegraphics[scale=0.26]{error1.jpg} ...
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How to change spacing between columns for just one page in the document

I'm using the multicol package for my columns. So far, I have \setlength\columnsep{10pt} in the preamble to set the default column separation. But for one particular page, I'd like to set the ...
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How does one make a single block of text span two columns using multicols?

I have a document that uses the multicols package to create a 3-column layout with three sections inside. For the first column, I have two sections followed by a column break. For the second and third ...
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Homework solution x columns

I'm writing a book and in its end, I write the exercises solutions. To become with a better layout, I use multicols environment, like this: \begin{multicols}{2} \setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} ...
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Placing a tikzpicture next to an align

I have a tikzpicture with an accompanying explanation in a math align environment. The tikzpicture is small enough that I'd like the explanation to appear next to (specifically, to the right) the ...
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How to make a box with a height based on multiples of the current line height

How can I create (in XeLaTeX) a box that has a defined height in multiples of lines that keeps this size 100% without any additional spacings? Please see the following MWE: \documentclass{article} ...
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How to insert algorithm inside multicols environment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Placing figures inside a two-column document Here is my MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{algpseudocode} ...
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Automatically suppress multicol layout if available space is too narrow

I am using pdfLaTeX (in MikTex) to write technical articles for a company newsletter. Inside any one article I switch between two column layout for descriptive text and one column layout for code ...
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Spacing around itemize in tabular

I'm working off of a resume template from writelatex.com. I'd like to use bullet points in my descriptions, rather than flowing text. However, it adds a bit to the separating line, as seen in item 1. ...
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Paragraph numbering in the margins of a two-column document?

I've been trying to get paragraph numbers to sit in the margins of a two-column document. I can't get marginpar to print any text in the margins at all. When I use marginnote, I get an error saying ...
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Multicol: why do columns not align properly?

The following code does not align the contents of the two columns do not align properly; in particular, the content of the left column is a bit lower on the page than the content of the right column. ...
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\BeforeBeginEnvironment not doing anything?

I'm attempting to do something similar to Two column glossary, making an extant glossary style wrap into multiple columns. I've followed the suggestion in the comment to the first answer, i.e. use ...
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Force column break within tabbing environment

Basically following the instructions here, I'm trying to enfore a column break in my text. My text is, however, embedded within a tabbing environment, and following the said instructions results in ...
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multicols within colorbox

i'm trying to get a gray background for an entire multicols environment and get errors with this "minimal" working example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Multicols breaking short passages unnaturally

I have a problem in multicols environment, where short text passages that happen to land on a single page split like so I am the very model | general. I've information of a modern major ...
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How do I get rid of this line spacing after multicols?

How do I get rid of the extra spacing after multicols? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{anysize} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{multicol} \begin{document} ...
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catchfilebetweentags error with multicol

I am using the catchfilebetweentags library to store equations in an external file and then import them into my document. This is useful when you need to use the same equation in multiple documents. ...
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No way to align images to column top (multicol environnement)

I've been trying everything, but I'm lost right now, is there any way to really align image to the top of the column after a column break. Here's an example code : \documentclass{article} ...
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Footnote appears on previous page, Why?

My MWE part, \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,notitlepage]{report} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[turkish]{babel} \usepackage{color} \usepackage[left=2cm,right=2cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm]{geometry} ...
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Placing a minipage or a table on top of the right column

I am new to TeX, but I cannot find a solution to my problem anywhere. I have some text in two columns just after a page wide image (and this is not a problem). But I would like to add a little table ...
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How to have a figure with caption in multicol environment?

I am having the following problem with adding a figure inside the multicol environment: \documentclass[10pt, twoside]{book} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{subfig} \begin{document} ...
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Environment begin or end in Heading definition

I'm trying to include an automatic \end{multicols} and \begin{multicols}{2} before and after my Chapter headings. (The document is 2 column, the chapter headings are meant to be across the page.) ...
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How do you fix when my writing stops half way the A4 page and goes to next column

I began my document with \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage[margin=0.1in]{geometry} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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Why is there conflict between bioinfo.cls and \usepackage{multicols}?

Why does the behavior listed here occur? Just to recap, the bioinformatics template (available here and elsewhere) leads to overwritten headers when used in conjunction with \usepackage{multicols}. ...
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how can I draw a vertical line between two specific columns in multicol environment

Trying to have a vertical line between the 4th and the 5th column in a multicol environment. \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{multicol} ...
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How can I stop content overlapping my footer?

I am trying to use LaTeX to generate PDF versions of cheat sheets people build on my website. They are all three column documents, effectively each containing multiple tables. For the most part, ...
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Automatic column number and width adjustment

I have a body of text formatted into columns that I frequently edit. When I add text to the first column, the appearance of the columns is unbalanced and I have to manually cut/paste text over to the ...
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Avoid: multicol Error: Error saving partial page

In my package I am using in the dtx file the ltxdoc class which uses multicol for the index. Currently I get this error: ! Package multicol Error: Error saving partial page. See the multicol ...
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Multicolumn image

How can i span image across two columns in multicolumn environment? I want to create something like this: c1 Image c1 Image c1 c2 c3 c1 c2 c3 (c1, c2, c3 = columns) It can be done in ConTeXt: ...
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Aligning two collumns in a different way

I have to print a multiple sequence alignment, which means I have to use monospaced font and two collums to achieve good alignment on a text which looks like this one: gi|161129|gb|AAA29941.1| ...
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Text exceeds page

I have the following code: \documentclass[11pt, oneside]{Thesis} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{vwcol} \begin{document} \newgeometry{left=3cm, right=4cm, top=0.1cm, bottom=0.1cm} ...
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Landscape table in multicol-environment

I am facing a very weird problem; see the output: I am trying to get my table in the landscape mode within a two-column layout. Therefor the package "multicol" is used. The table does not appear on ...
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Algorithms disappear when I use multicols

This is my code: \documentclass[11pt]{llncs} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{dsfont} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{fixltx2e} ...
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Problem with Multicolumn and Multirow table

I have a problem in my multirow and multicolumn table. As you can see in the figure, there is an extra horizontal line over the first column. Can anybody tell me how to remove it. I constructed the ...